Boosting Storage Efficiency With Deduplication, Thin Provisioning, and FlexClone
San Diego Data Processing Corporation (SDDPC) provides a wide range of phone, data, and IT services for city, county, and other clients, including the 71 law enforcement agencies of ARJIS (Automated Regional Justice Information System).they acquired the first NetApp system, they moved quickly to adopt the latest NetApp technologies to improve efficiency and keep costs down. They are currently using reduplication for the VMware environment and also for home directories. For VMware, they have got 19 of the 25 VMware ESX 3.5 servers all accessing NetApp storage via NFS; some of the rest are connected to NetApp storage via FC. By reduplicating the VMware environment, they are able to save 65% space.